If you are homeless or believe you are at risk of becoming homeless, get in touch with us as soon as possible, so that we can help.
We may consider you to be homeless if you:
- have been issued with a notice to quit, a possession notice or eviction warrant
- can't go home because of violence or harassment
- have somewhere to stay, but it's not reasonable for you to do so
- have been living with friends or family and been asked to leave
- are sleeping rough
You can apply online (below) and then a member of our housing team will get in touch with you. Depending on your circumstances you may not hear from us for up to 5 working days. If the system advises you are NOT eligible for assistance can you please contact us on 01271 388870. If you do NOT have any accommodation that is safe for you to access tonight, please continue to apply online but also go straight to one of our offices at Lynton House in Barnstaple or the Ilfracombe Centre to speak to a housing duty officer. If it is outside office hours you can contact us on out of hours on 01271 388240.
If you'd rather speak to someone on the phone or in person, you can do that too.
We are here to give advice and information to everyone. We will assess your need and advise you of the help we can provide. In some cases we may have a duty to provide you with temporary accommodation. This could be in a private rented property, bed and breakfast or women's refuge.
If you aren't eligible for temporary accommodation but are at risk of becoming homeless, there may still be lots of things we can do to help.